Downtown Dining Week. Every day during the week, from June 5 to 12, you can enjoy three-course meals at $12.50 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner depending on the restaurant. To make the experience even sweeter, complete a Downtown Dining Week survey online and four lucky diners will be drawn randomly and awarded $500 in dining gift cards.
It starts on a Thursday, it's actually 8 days, and it stretches the definition of 'downtown' with some restaurants on the outskirts of nearby neighborhoods like the Third Ward (depending if you count them as 'downtown' or not) but is is a 'week' not to miss. The restaurants also make it easy for the lunch going crowd or people new to the restaurant by crafting a special menu just for the weekly event - pick a starter, entrée and dessert from a list of preselected favorites - all at the special pricing for the event.
Make sure you take advantage and get out to at least one restaurant for lunch or dinner.